Sociology of Education
Sociology of Education broadly explores education, training, learning and upbringing in relation to other parts of society and pervasive societal processes, such as globalisation and changes in work life. A central focus within Sociology of Education research at the Department of Education is the intersection between students’ and teachers’ various assets and the prevailing order that governs the education system. Another central focus is the development and growth of educational institutions and the relationship between education and other parts of society, such as the worlds of politics, economics and culture. The foundation of Sociology of Education follow more general sociological and historical research traditions.
The majority of studies in Sociology of Education are based on two perspectives. Firstly, we explore educational strategies, i.e. how individuals and groups with different kinds of assets use the educational system. Secondly, we seek to understand the social world within which these strategies develop, i.e. the field of educational institutions. This field does not comprise academic institutions, schools and educational directions per se, but the system of relationships between and among them, the positions they adopt in relation to one another, and the historical development of those positions. A particular area of interest is the relationship between the "baggage" of pupils, students, and teachers (i.e. cultural capital and other assets) and the prevailing social and cultural order of the educational system. Another significant area of interest is the relationship between education and professional careers within distinct social fields, for example economic, political or cultural fields.
At the Department of Education (EDU)
Lisa Backman, Anna Bennich-Björkman, Anne Berg, Ylva Bergström, Peter Bernhardsson, Gustav Berry, Emil Bertilsson, Johan Boberg, Daniel Bolander Blomberg, Philippa Brunner-Heywood, André Bryntesson, Mikael Börjesson, Nubin Ciziri, Astrid Collsiöö, Tobias Dalberg, Aifric Doherty, Henrik Edgren, Håkan Forsberg, Mette Ginnerskov-Dahlberg, Rebecka Göransdotter, Agnes Hamberger, Ashley Haru, Emma Hellström, Lisa Högkil, Janne Holmén, Helena Braga Kestener, Esbjörn Larsson, Emma Laurin, Ida Lidegran, Pablo Lillo Cea, Moa Lindqvist, Caitlin McEvoy, Joakim Olsson, Mikael Palme, Tommie Petersson, Corinne Platten, Johanna Ringarp, Ricardo Xavier Cevallos Salgado, Anna Soloveva, Jennifer Waddling, Ola Winberg
At other institutions
Donald Broady (Department of Sociology, Uppsala University), Dag Blanck (SINAS, Department of English, Uppsala University), Martin Gustavsson (SCORE, SIR, Stockholm School of Economics), Andreas Melldahl (Department of Sociology, Uppsala University), Maria Törnqvist (Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Andreas Åkerlund (Department of History and Contemporary Studies, Södertörn University).